Sandpaper Quartering Jig in Action

As I was finishing the little Side Table, I used my last piece of 220 sandpaper.  That may not sound like a big deal to most of you, but it meant something to me.  A little over two years ago I purchased a twenty sheet pack of 220grit sandpaper, quartered the sheets and stored them in a little holder ala. Paul Sellers.  So eighty quarter sheets of sandpaper has lasted me over two years.  Not too bad.

The gaping hole where the 220 used to reside.

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Back when I purchased that twenty sheet box of sandpaper I also put together a little jig for quickly and consistently quartering the full-size sheets.  I didn’t come up with the idea, but can’t remember where I saw it on the internet.  Anyway, I sketched up some plans back then and put this little jig together.

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Is this jig a necessity?  Heck no, but it makes quick work of the task and provides about ten minutes of meditative activity to boot.

Done!

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Greg Merritt

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8 Responses to Sandpaper Quartering Jig in Action

  1. Randall says:

    I really like the chisel rack. How do you think that design would work standing up in a cabinet door ?

  2. Bob Easton says:

    THANKS Greg!
    While I hate sanding, I dislike even more dulling tools to cut the stuff into smaller sheets. An old box cutter with a rusty blade is kept for this sole purpose. Now, it can become more lonely. 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    Hi Greg,
    Love the jig!!
    Since the pressure is upwards against the blade, could you put a small bevel the area under the center section for easier loading ?

  4. I have seen a lot of these sandpaper jigs over the years but yours is the first that makes sense. It is efficient and minimizes the contortions required to get 4 equal pieces of paper. The only suggestion I have is to use a #6 or 8 metal washer vice the paper shims.

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